Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images Photo: Katie Holmes Is a Cutie at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards

Katie Holmes is going to be a Slutty Pumpkin for Halloween this year... at least for her guest spot on How I Met Your Mother, that is. NY Mag reports that the actress will play the elusive woman that Ted met at a Halloween party in the first season and has continued to pine over since.

Creator Craig Thomas revealed that the role was “literally six seasons in the making." He goes on to say, “Katie is a lovely and talented actress, which is why we've saved for her perhaps the most classily named character in our show’s history.”

There’s no word yet on whether she’ll actually wear the Slutty Pumpkin costume. We’re oddly curious about how the costume department will pull that off.

Source: NY Mag